With four events not yet finding a winner in last night’s WSOP tournaments, we’ve got all the news for you on how they stand. Can Luke Schwartz make it two WSOP bracelets in a week after never having won one before this year’s Series? Will Alex Foxen give the fanboys a sweat in the Deepstack? And could Andrew Moreno better his own Monster performance three years ago to grab glory? Read on and find out.
MORENO MOVES IN ON MONSTER STACK MONEY
2016 finalist Andrew Moreno leads the Monster Stack after Day saw the field of 2,902 on the day reduced to just 457 hopefuls at the close of play. Moreno has 2,034,000 and will start Day 3 with 100 big blinds in an effort to eclipse his 2016 sixth-place finish which was worth $219,632. If he can go all the way and win this event, it’ll be for $1,008,850 and the bracelet.
Moreno is just behind the chip leader Kainalu McCue-Unciano (2,187,000), but others are a little further back. Brady Bullard (1,971,000) and Gergely Kulcsar (1,839,000) both have plenty of chips with which to attack the lead, as does Kevin Roster, who sits behind 889,000 fun-discs amid his dying wish to play the World Series of Poker while raising money and spreading awareness of a rare form of cancer called sarcoma.
SCHWARTZ AND DEEB BATTLE FOR $10K PLO CHAMPIONSHIP CROWN
Luke Schwartz has put himself a terrific position to win his second-ever bracelet in the same week as he won his first, running up a stack of 1.7 million chips as he was one of 50 players to survive Day 1 of the $10,000 PLO Championship. Along with ‘Full Flush’, WSOP 2018 Player of the Year Shaun Deeb has 1,586,00 and those two are still a few bit bets behind chip leader Daniel Alaei (1,985,000). The players are battling for a piece of the prize pool of $4,869,200 and hopig to take home a top prize of staggering $1,086,967.
JOHNSON LEADS DEEPSTACK BUT FOXEN WELL PLACED
Kenneth Johnson leads the way in the $800 Deepstack 8-Handed Event, with 1,400,000 chips, but he’s not far ahead of the chasing pack, with current GPI leader Alex Foxen, who sat behind 1,104,000 when the bags were being handed out.
With 3,759 players in seats on Day 1, 440 survived the day to bag up for Day 2, with J.D. Rice (1,138,000), and Luke Nguyen (976,000) both looking down on almost the entire field too. Former WSOP Main Event winners Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer and Phil Hellmuth all bagged stacks, and with a top prize of $371,203 up for grabs, the competition will be fierce across the event with three days yet to run.
RODAWIG BOSSING THE RAZZ
Just 127 players from the 363 entries remain in the $1,500 Razz event, with Eric Rodawig top dog at present with 118,700 chips. He’s followed by some more real experts in mixed games, however, with British boss Adam Owen (82,800), and Mike Ross (76,600) hot on his heels. Jennifer Tilly, Matt Waxman and Scott Clements, already a WSOP bracelet winner at this year’s World Series, all made the cut on a day that saw the field chopped into a third of its number. With just under half a million in the prizepool, the winner will take home a huge $119,054, with just 55 players reaching the money tomorrow.
Who’ll become the latest player to win a WSOP gold bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker? You can watch the action unfold live today on PokerGO and CBS All Access as more coverage of the 2019 WSOP bracelet events takes place. Selected bracelet events will be streamed exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States.